November 08, 2018 05:47 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- It’s something we SHOULD be doing every day … because they impact they’ve had is felt every day.
And on Thursday, three days before the day set aside for the purpose, students at Southland school in Adams said “thank you” to America’s veterans.
"It was a veteran, not a poet, who has given us the freedom of speech," Adams American Legion Post Commander Lynn Sathre told staff and students gathered in the Southland gymnasium.
“It was the veteran, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote," Sathre said. "Veterans have given us freedom. It's impossible to put a price on that.”
“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it,” Southland teacher Lynn Wempner read from an essay written by sixth-grader Abby Sorgatz. “It flies with the last breath of each soldier who dies protecting it.”
“When I look at the flag, I see battles, and what our military has done for us,” Abby told us. “And what they've sacrificed. It's amazing.”
“We do know that without veterans, America would not be America," Sathre said.
"Our debt to these heroes can never be repaid, but our gratitude and respect must last forever. And remember this ... we are the home of the free because of the brave."
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